Acute Bronchitis

In acute bronchitis, the mucous membrane in the lungs, more precisely in the bronchi, is inflamed. In addition to the typical cough, cold symptoms such as fever, sore throat or aching limbs often occur. Acute bronchitis is usually contagious. The inflammation usually heals by itself within one to two weeks. However, complications can also occur. …

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Vomiting

Most people are probably familiar with vomiting. There is hardly anyone who has never been sick in his life and then vomited. According to the definition, vomiting is a case of the stomach contents being flushed out through the mouth – and with them the triggering factors such as bacteria, viruses or toxins. The body …

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Influenza

Flu: These are the symptoms Influenza is an acute infection of the respiratory tract, triggered by viruses. It is very contagious. The incubation period of a flu including symptoms, i.e. the time from infection with the pathogen to the first flu signs, is one to three days. In contrast to a simple cold (flu-like infection), …

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Neck Pain

Neck pain: causes Neck pain is widespread. Almost everyone gets them at some point. According to estimates, this torment hits about every third German citizen once a year. Women more often than men. Normally, neck pain is not serious. Within one to two weeks they usually go away again. In some cases the pain becomes …

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Back Pain

Doctors estimate that about four out of five German citizens deal with back pain at least once in their lives. Besides headaches, they are among the most common types of pain. In addition to the back, the neck or shoulder area is often affected because the muscles are tense and hardened. Colloquially, back pain is …

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Fever

Fever means that the body temperature of a person rises above the normal level. Fever is not a disease in itself, but a symptom of the body’s struggle with something. It is often caused by intruders such as bacteria, viruses and other pathogens, but also by foreign substances that the body fends off. In addition, …

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Myopia

With short-sightedness, people only see sharply in close proximity. It cannot be cured, but can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or laser treatment. What is myopia? Ophthalmologists distinguish four forms of ametropia: myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. Most people are short-sighted. Experts refer to myopia as myopia. The word is derived from the Greek …

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Flickering Eyes

Points of light, flashes and zigzag lines can herald a migraine or an epileptic seizure. In this way, those affected can recognize when they should act. Phenomena in the field of vision We don’t always see the world clearly, even when we have a clear view. Sometimes obstacles or phenomena impair our field of vision. …

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Stye

A stye is an acute inflammation of certain glands on the eyelid. An infection with bacteria is responsible for what is known as the hordeolum in medical terminology (derived from the Latin term hordeum = barley). This leads to an accumulation of pus in the eyelid glands. Barley grains are unpleasant, but usually harmless and …

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